I figured this was the case, I might just have to use my credit card at Countdown, a bit silly really, I use a credit card, they are charged fees from Visa, I use my debit card they get charged the same fees, however they make it hard on me to use my debit card, which I prefer as I like using my own money and my credit card is actually a personal loan as such so I don't use it much.
It really depends on your view. I would never, ever want to have a debit card due to all the limitations that exist with them. If I go and stay in a hotel for a few days or book a rental car I don't want them to be able to use my money as a guarantee. Likewise if my card is ever compromised (and I've had it happen in the past) I don't want my money to be used to fraudsters - yes I'll get it back, but I'd prefer the bank's money to be used, not mine. I really am surprised debit cards have become so popular.